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in the romney campaign that somehow if you were responding you were losing, but by sitting back and not doing anything, they didn't have a lot of money and this was the primary season hadn't been opened up to the general campaign dollars yet, but by sitting back, they did allow the president to brand him that way and when you looked at the exit poll numbers and questions people asked, that was certainly the impression left with lots of americans. >> paul: and jason,the romney camp told me in august they didn't feel they had enough money to respond at the time to make either both a positive and defensive message to those ads and they went with the positive one and here is what romney will do on day one. and i also think those attacks had a kind of voter impact on some of the lower middle class voters, and explains maybe in part ohio why romney didn't get the same number of votes, 2 million votes, 2 1/2 million votes lower than john mccain. >> i think what stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to
: and jason,the romney camp told me in august they didn't feel they had enough money to respond at the time to make either both a positive and defensive message to those ads and they went with the positive one and here is what romney will do on day one. and i also think those attacks had a kind of voter suppression impact on some of the lower middle class voters, and explains maybe in part ohio why romney didn't get the same number of votes, 2 million votes, 2 1/2 million votes lower than john mccain. >> i think what stands out about obama's victory to me is how ugly it was, this was identity politics on steroids telling black people republicans wanted to take away their right to vote and telling women there's war on them that seniors, that paul ryan wants to push granny off the cliff in a wheelchair. this is not the hope and change obama, this was not, there's no red state and blue state obama. he won ugly, it's divisive and if this is the template for how democrats want to win elections going forward to this-- >> and i can tell you what the reaction in the white house would be if they hea
accounting, if you will, to are reduce your taxes so you're only paying 14 or 15%, remember, mitt romney who made $20 million, he was only paying effectively a tax rate of 14 or 15 because most of that money came from investment income interest, if you will, as opposed to salary which would be much higher, 35%. there are creative ways to do it but let's see in the math adds up and you make a dent on reducing the deficit. >> all right. wolf blitzer, thank you. do appreciate it. i like to give a plug to your show. tune in at 4:00 p.m. eastern today, "the situation room," only on cnn. thank you, wolf. >> thank you. >>> i have some stuff i want to bring to light. we have a couple more nuggets coming to light in the david petraeus scandal. a friend of the suddenly disgraced cia chief and former four-star general says that general petraeus never gave paula broadwell classified information and has not had affairs with any other women. and i will suggest, once again, even though the local newspaper suggests that indeed there's another person who happens to be a woman, separately this friend, who has
republican who wouldn't be willing to put more money on the table. i have to ask you about the president's strategy brifg in business leaders. this is a smart strategy and getting some of those people that many aassume would support romney and maybe donated to him, wall street fellows, who could be helpful to the president now. >> there's a big movement among some business leaders to push for any deal on the fiscal cliff between now and the end of the year. although they worry about the prospect of increased taxes, they're worried about the prospect over the fiscal cliff and the damage to the u.s. economy. there are business groups raising money to run tv ads, for example, pushing for congress to come to a deal here. so the president has an ally there in some business folks that he maybe didn't have on the campaign trail now that attention is turning to this fight. it's simply good politics for the president to meet with the progressive folks and the ceos and as many people as he can so when they get to the point of a deal, he can say, look, i listened to all perspectives here. >> we hea
. in the summer romney had no money and obama was savaging him and he could not respond. and he was -- as a rich fellow and didn't care about the people. he never responded because he had no money. money was the problem. but coming to the statistics what i'm curious what percentage of the total vote, not the democratic party, total vote was black vote, african- american american vote this time compared to what normally it is because obama being on the ticket and what that would have looked like if he was not obama? guest: i'm not sure what the final number was a percentage of raw number of black turnout across the country. i know in certain regions of the country it was very high. don't know if it reached the 2008 levels. i do not suspect it did. i think that there was falloff by the african-american turnout but -- african-american turn out but it's important for the g.o.p. to realize for the first time in history minorities elected the president of the united states. the coalition of african- americans and asians and gay community, all these political interest around the country co- alessed in
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